Britt Robertson is EVERYWHERE. Just last month you could see her falling in love in Nicholas Sparks’ latest book-to-movie rendition, The Longest Ride. And, this month she stepped it up even more and is casually saving the world in Disney’s Tomorrowland.
Besides killing it in the acting world, she’s also dating our favorite hottie Dylan O’Brien. But, apparently it’s not all roses and daises. We got to catch up with the 25-year-old actress and she told us one thing she absolutely HATES when Dylan does. To find out all the details, plus everything you ever wanted to know about Tomorrowland, read the full interview below:
Congratulations on Tomorrowland! What can you tell readers about this movie?
“Yeah, it’s a story that follows my character, Casey Newton, who grows up in modern-day Florida. She’s trying to figure out what her future will be and thinking about colleges. Everyone around her isn’t very excited about the future and she’s trying to remain upbeat and positive. Because of this mindset, she gets recruited to go to Tomorrowland. Along the way, she meets George Clooney’s character, Frank, and another character, Athena, and together they go into Tomorrowland.”
What about your character, Casey?
“Casey is sort of a technical whiz and her dream is to work at NASA. Her dad is a NASA engineer but they’re disassembling all their equipment that goes out to outer-space, so it doesn’t seem like a promising future for her. But she’s still looking up and she’s still optimistic.”
Are you like that in real life?
“I mean I’m not totally opposite from her. I don’t know if I’m as optimistic as she is. I definitely learned from her. I played her for seven months and she rubbed off on me a little bit.”
Tomorrowland is based on the futuristic land at Disney. How much of the actual land makes its way into the film?
“You will see It’s a Small World, Walt Disney’s Carousel of Progress, but the two rides aren’t referred to as being a part of Disney. They’re just acknowledged at the World Fair, which takes place during the film.”
Are you a fan of Disney World or Disneyland? Do you have a favorite park or attraction?
“I am. I’m a fan, but I’m not really great with big crowds so I try to make it a once a year occasion. I do love Space Mountain and for the premiere they shut down part of Tomorrowland for us. I was able to ride Space Mountain enough for a lifetime!”
What was it like working with George Clooney?
“He’s such a wonderful human being and such a nice guy. He’s always entertaining and trying to keep us happy and enjoying our time with him. He was always very considerate of myself and Raffey (Cassidy), who plays Athena in this film.”
Some people have already called this your “Breakout Year.” In a recent interview you said that you don’t necessarily like that title. Is there any reason in particular?
“It’s not that I’m shying away from it necessarily. It’s very flattering to have a breakout year. But, you think of it in terms of longevity and having a career. For me, having a breakout year is a little bit sad because what happens when it’s over? I’m more or less looking forward to the future and not trying to get to stuck on these moments right now.”
We saw earlier this year that Dylan visited you on set while filming. So cute! Was that a surprise?
“No, nothing is a surprise with us two. We’re always working so we have to coordinate vacations and trips to see each other meticulously. It’s a very difficult process combining our schedules and making them work. So, it’s never a surprise.”
How do you both manage to make it work with such hectic schedules?
“You know, you just find the time to be with one another. Truthfully, I think it helps that we both have our work going on at the same time. It keeps us satisfied and separate from each other. Having time together becomes a bonus.”
Have you ever visited Dylan on the set of The Maze Runner?
“I have. I visited him on The Maze Runner and Scorch Trials. I always try to see him.”
When you see each other working, does it make you nervous or help you to step up your game even more?
“He hates it when I’m on set when he’s working and vice versa. I hate when he’s on set watching me work. I think it’s because we’re both actors and very aware of the process. A big part of the job is disconnecting from the people watching and the masses of crews. I think it makes sense that we’re a little shy and sensitive about working in front of our significant others. To me it makes sense. It’s nice that we both don’t like it. When I go visit him I don’t even go on set. And, when he visits me it’s very rare that I’ll go on set.”
Do you ever run lines together?
“Never. I don’t know why. I guess it’s just a really sensitive thing for me. I’m like that with my family, too. People that I care about I just don’t want to be privy to the whole process of what it takes to be an actor.”
Do you have any other exciting projects in the works?
“I worked on a movie over the holidays called, Cook. It’s a very sweet story and I love the movie so much. Hopefully, that will probably make some sort of statement this year or next. Someone will see it at some point hopefully.”